Cricket is one of the most prominent games in today’s world. This game is famous in different formats, like ODI, IPL, etc. The youthful cricket players are presently putting up some remarkable local statistics and performing as expected on international and national levels. They have proven their capacity to perform under pressure and possess all the necessary skills to excel. In today’s time, some players are all-rounders while others lead the team in any ODI, Test, or IPL matches, which helps them make the future better in cricket. Here is the list of top 10 Most Successful Young Cricketers
1. Ollie Pope (Age 25)
Ollie Pope is a gifted young batsman from England who embodies every characteristic of a batsman from the current generation. Pope plays scoop shots when necessary, in addition to moving the ball into the gaps for quick singles. He is a great player against spin and is very quick on his feet. He is also a first-choice wicketkeeper. Ollie Pope, a talented young athlete, was intended for the England team long before making his Test debut in 2018. With the extra responsibility of the position, he has improved his performance; he has averaged 43.25 since rejoining the team, including scoring a double-century against Ireland.
2. Harry Brooks (Age 24)
Harry Brook is a talented young all-rounder from New Zealand who gained attention in 2020 after a T20 blast season playing for the Mumbai Indians (MI) team. In 2018, he served as the team's captain for the U-19 World Cup. In the middle order, he is an attacking batsman, and he bowls at a medium pace. He bowls at an average of 26 and has a strike rate of about 150 in domestic cricket. In 2022, he played his first game against the West Indies. In his T20 series against Pakistan, he scored most finely.
3. Shubman Gill (Age 24)
With his elegant strokeplay and poise on the field, this young Indian batsman has caught the eye of cricket fans. In ODIs since his 2019 international debut, he has amassed more than 1318 runs at an astounding average of more than 62.76. He produced a brilliant knock of 91 during the historic Test victory in Brisbane in 2021. Shubman Gill, who recently made a double-century against New Zealand, has made him a future star of Indian cricket. In the recent ODI matches with Australia, they hit 50 runs on 37 balls.
4. Sam Curran (Age 25)
Sam Curran is a player from England who made his international debut in 2018. Curran has taken more than 80 wickets and made over 1100 runs. In 2022, he was sold on a £1.85 million contract to the Punjab Kings, becoming the most expensive player. Curran is renowned for his incisive batting, explosive fielding, and effective swing bowling. He played a big part in England winning the T20 World Cup in 2022. In 2023, he was in the Punjab Kings team for $18.5 million.
5. Rishabh Pant (Age 25)
The gifted batsman and wicketkeeper from India started his career in Test, ODI, and T20I games and has now scored more than 1,500 runs across all formats. Rishabh began playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, joining a large number of other Indian batters who had already played in more than 50 games. He has been a wicketkeeper and batsman in a significant number of games. He made his international T20 debut at the age of 19, and he has been playing till now for India.
6. Naseem Shah (Age 20)
In November 2019, Naseem Shah, a player from Pakistan, made his debut against Australia, becoming the 9th youngest player to play his first Test match. He became the 2nd youngest bowler to record a five-wicket in a Test match and the youngest pace bowler during the second Test match against Sri Lanka. In February 2020, he made history by taking a hat-trick in the first Test against Bangladesh, making him the youngest bowler to do so. He took two wickets in the 2022 India vs. Pakistan match.
7. Shai Hope (Age 29)
Shai Hope is a top-order batsman from the West Indies who can also play wicketkeeper. He scored a century against the Indian bowling lineup of Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Amit Mishra in the first warm-up game at Warner Park. He finished with 118* while going uncontested for an entire day. During the 2014–15 season, he scored 628 runs, which helped him push for a Test debut the previous year. Hope has already proven his skills by participating in international destinations. Hope can convert a strong start into a significant total, much like the finest conventional hitters.
8. Gerald Coetzee (Age 22)
The former South Africa U19 speedster "skipped" the semi-pro circuit completely and was immediately given the new ball for Knights, where he more than held his own against the best South Africa has to offer. With the new ball, he has been timed to go over 145, which is nearly unheard of for a 19-year-old. Without a doubt, South Africa might produce a world-class fast bowler over the next three to four years if the correct coaching staff is assembled around him, barring any injuries.
9. Shaheen Afridi (Age- 23)
Shaheen Afridi is a Pakistani left-arm pacer. He is also referred to as the “Pakistani Mitchell Starc,” comparing him with the Australian fast bowler. He started his career by playing on the “Under 19” team for Pakistan in 2016. He also played for ‘Dhaka Dynamites’ in the ‘Bangladesh Premier League’ (BPL). He played a major role in wicket-taking in the India vs. Pakistan match in 2022.
10. Dewald Brevis (Age- 20)
Dewald Brevis is a player from South Africa who made his big-stage debut at the U-19 World Cup in 2022. In the World Cup, he scored the most runs. Brevis holds the record for the most runs scored in a single tournament edition with 506 runs, averaging 84.33. Throughout the World Cup, he is also referred to as “Baby AB". This talented little athlete can play in all directions, using laps and scoops. He is a cricketer of the new generation who expresses himself freely on the largest stage. The Baby AB was acquired by the Mumbai Indians for three crores for the 2022 IPL.